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Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab launches hub initiative, survey tool to support and empower communities to overcome poverty

What if a simple survey could offer struggling communities a better understanding of their economic, health and social well-being, and what if the results from this same assessment also empowered individuals and families who lived there to work together with their neighbors to increase their access to opportunities?


Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative to expand access to mental health services and treatment in seven other NC counties

The UNC School of Social Work’s Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative has signed a new contract and received approval from the state to expand access to mental health services and treatment to seven other North Carolina counties where refugees have resettled in recent years.

The UNC initiative has been providing screening and treatment services in Durham, Orange and Wake counties since 2014. The latest contract will allow the project to continue that work and to reach additional clients in need in Guilford, Forsyth, Mecklenburg, Gaston, Cabarrus, Buncombe, and Craven counties.


Deadline to apply for 20-month Advanced Standing Program slated for Oct. 13

The deadline to apply to the School of Social Work’s new 20-month Advanced Standing Program is quickly approaching. Potential students have until Tuesday, Oct. 13, to submit an application.

The new 20-month program is designed for candidates who have graduated from an accredited BSW program, including students who are eager to continue working as they complete their graduate degree. Applicants who are currently employed in social work-related settings, as well as those interested in advancing their macro social work skills are strongly encouraged to apply. 


UNC School of Social Work launches voter awareness campaign

Carolina Social Worker Action for Voting logo, round graphic with blue pleated background, text "C-SWAV" and red check markStudents, faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work have launched a statewide project to increase voter participation in North Carolina.


SSW centennial celebration to span two years

logo design, numeral "100" with globe shape inside the first "0" and text "Years of Social Work: Ready for Next" aligned with the second "0"UNC School of Social Work has announced plans to span its centennial celebration over two years, beginning with the School’s 100th birthday in September 2020.

“We were planning centennial events throughout this academic year, but due to COVID-19,  we can’t bring everyone together for an in-person celebration right now,” explained Mary Beth Hernandez, associate dean for advancement.